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    Your Child's 'Little' Helper
    Did you know that your child’s digestive system starts from his mouth and ends in his anus? This includes the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract that comprises organs such as the stomach, intestines, liver, gall-bladder and pancreas. In order to support his healthy growth and development, a healthy digestive system is very important. One of the ...
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    Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy
    Early infancy is often a very anxious time for most new parents. It is also typically during this time that most food allergies occur, of which the most common is cows’ milk protein allergy (CMPA). A food allergy is what happens when your child’s immune system mistakenly reacts to certain proteins in foods, such as ...
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    Is Your Child Suffering from Food Intolerance?
    There is more to the saying “You are what you eat” than you may give it credit for. For instance, many different foods can actually cause different reactions, particularly if a person is sensitive or allergic to certain types of food. There is little surprise to learn that more and more Malaysians are learning about ...
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    Kids and IBS
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a not a disease in itself – it is a collection of symptoms that usually happen together. It should be noted that while IBS can cause your child to show frequent symptoms, his gastrointestinal (GI) tract is not physically damaged. Did you know? The cause of IBS is unknown and ...
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    Gut Health and Allergies
    While it may seem strange at first, our gut health actually has a lot to do with how our bodies react to allergens. After all, as much as 70% of our immune system resides in our guts. This is where our gut microbiota comes into play – the good bacteria not only aid in the ...
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    The ‘PRO’ in Probiotics
    Collectively, our intestinal bacteria weighs up to 1 kg and bacterial cells outnumber human cells by 10:1 and there are over 1000 different species of both “good” and “bad” bacteria known to live in the gut. HEALTH BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS Its important to note that not all probiotics are alike, and a specific single or ...
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    Dealing with Child Constipation
    Almost everyone gets constipated at some point and it’s a common condition amongst children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, constipation is described as a delay or difficulty experienced during defecation, is present for two or more weeks, and causes significant distress to a child. Usually, a child who has a bowel movement fewer ...
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    Childhood Ca-‘GAS’-Trophe
    Everyone without exception, breathes, swallows, eats, exhales, inhales, and expulses gas, it’s a crucial component of body metabolism. Therefore, to have gas is normal and it’s no different for infants or toddlers either. Too much of it however, may be quite discomforting. Symptoms of excess gas may include: Bloating Constant crying Burping Excessive farting Stomach ...
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    Gut Friendly Foods
    What is a probiotic? It refers to beneficial strains of bacteria that are present in food, which when ingested, can provide you with health benefits. Sources of probiotics include yogurt, tempeh, miso soup etc. What is a prebiotic? They are non-digestible carbohydrates which will remain in the digestive tract where they stimulate the growth of ...
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    Exercise for Better Digestive Health
    Digestive disorders are fairly common and may have a variety of causes. While it is true that your child’s dietary intake plays an important role, ensuring that he maintains a physically active lifestyle will have a positive impact on his digestive health. Getting regular exercise can help your child maintain a healthy body and also ...